Alison Richards is a distinguished Theatre Studies academic and theatre maker with over four decades in the arts as a performer, writer, researcher and teacher. She has a strong interest in physical, vocal and cross-disciplinary performance and is known both for her solo performance works and for her collaborations with other artists. Alison’s immersive work The Book of Revelations, produced by Black Hole Theatre, premiered in 2017 at fortyfive downstairs in Melbourne. Alison has written extensively on contemporary performance theory and practice and advises emerging companies, artists and performance makers. She has served on a range of arts industry Boards and committees, with a focus on training, strategic planning and organisational development. She is currently Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies at Monash University.